|By Marketwired .||
|December 4, 2012 11:50 AM EST||
MISSISSAUGA, ON -- (Marketwire) -- 12/04/12 -- Today, Ingram Micro Canada, a subsidiary of Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), announced it will support the Vita Centre in Mississauga this holiday season by making a $31,000 cash donation to the centre. The funds were raised through voluntary contributions from a number of Ingram Micro Canada's select business partners. Additionally, the 650 employees at Ingram Micro Canada's Mississauga office will donate toys and necessities for 15 young Mississauga families.
The Vita Centre is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing support for pregnant and parenting women in Peel Region. The organization offers a number of programs, including counseling and education to help clients develop parenting and life skills.
"The Vita Centre provides an important service to our local community by helping families get on their feet and learn how to handle the challenges and opportunities that come with being parents," says Mark Snider, general manager, Ingram Micro Canada. "As a local business, we are proud to leverage the commitment of our employees and business partners to help the Vita Centre continue to provide its much needed services."
"We are able to provide continuous support to families throughout Peel Region because of the generosity of individuals and socially conscious firms such as Ingram Micro," says Deborah Thomson, executive director, Vita Centre. "The funds raised by Ingram Micro Canada and its business partners will have a direct impact on our ability to provide quality programming for our clients, and the contributions from Ingram Micro's employees will help many families in our community enjoy the holiday season."
Ingram Micro is a socially conscious company that works to support the communities in which it does business. Ingram Micro Canada contributes to numerous charities and is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen whose practices are good for our communities, environment, partners, associates and business. Canada's community-based efforts are a part of the company's global corporate social responsibility (CSR) program with sustainable activities focused on the environment, the workplace and local communities. For more information, visit www.ingrammicro.com/smartcitizen.
About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving 145 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com for more information.